Final Award in Quick Composing TT-190 | Окончательные итоги блицконкурса TT-190

Battery mate | Батарейный мат

Theme | Тема

178 entries were received from 27 authors representing 13 countries | На конкурс поступило 178 композиций от 27 авторов из 13 стран

EN <-> RU

178 entries were received for the tourney:
- 73 direct mates (#2 – 35, #3 – 16, #4-6 – 22);
- 105 helpmates (h#1.5-2 – 42, h#2.5-3 – 35, h#3.5-6 – 28).

I express my great gratitude to Vitaly Medintsev for help in searching anticipations of h#1.5-6.

I thank all participants of TT-190 – an analysis of problems gave me many pleasant moments. I wish all big creative achievements. Of course, it is very pity that there are so many anticipations. It is possible that the proposed theme is well developed but nevertheless there were interesting findings.

Overall ranking (sum of evaluations in four best sections):
1. Dmitry Turevski (Russia): 13+15+13+14=55
2. Aleksandr Kostyukov (Russia): 14+13+12+15=54
3. Victor Volchek (Belarus): 6+13+14+15=48

4. Dieter Müller (Germany): 12+11+10+13=46
5-6. Sergey Abramenko (Russia): 14+14+14+0=42
5-6. Mikhail Halma (Ukraine): 11+11+6+14=42
7. Rainer Kuhn (Germany): 10+9+9+13=41
8. Gábor Tar (Hungary): 11+6+6+15=38
9. Ingemar Lind (Sweden): 9+10+4+13=36
10-11. Ivan Antipin (Russia): 10+14+8+0=32
10-11. Christer Jonsson (Sweden): 5+14+13=32
12. Karol Mlynka (Slovakia): 4+13+6+7=30
13. Roman Zalokotsky (Ukraine): 6+0+9+10=25
14. Rolf Wiehagen (Germany): 11+10=21
15. Zoltan Labai (Slovakia): 13+0+7+0=20
16-17. Dan-Constantin Gurgui (Romania): 15
16-17. Robert Lincoln (USA): 15
18. Theodoros Giakatis (Greece): 3+9+0+0=12
19. Ralf Krätschmer (Germany): 6+0+5+0=11
20-21. Vladimir Klipachev (Russia): 0+2+8+0=10
20-21. Solaiappan Manikumar (India): 0+10+0+0=10
22. Nikolay Akimov (Kazakhstan): 7+0+1+1=9
23-24. Phani Bhushan (India): 0+7=7
23-24. Ivars Ozols (Latvia): 7
25. Anton Bidlen (Slovakia): 0+2+4+0=6
26. Nallusamy Velmurugan (India): 3
27. Yury Gorbatenko (Russia): 0

Award is the following | Отличия распределились следующим образом

#2
35 entries were received from 20 authors representing 11 countries | На конкурс поступило 35 композиций от 20 авторов из 11 стран
EN <-> RU

The following problems are excluded in view of anticipations:
- No 9 (Kh8-Ka2) – yacpdb/82687;
- No 25 (Ka5-Ka1) – yacpdb/91328;
- No 45 (Kb6-Ka8) – yacpdb/22908, yacpdb/152860;
- No 46 (Kc1-Ka1) – yacpdb/25003;
- No 77 (Kd3-Kh1) – yacpdb/145260;
- No 85 (Kc1-Ka1) – yacpdb/32923;
- No 93 (Kb1-Kc3) – yacpdb/414795;
- No 106 (Ka4-Kh2) – а) yacpdb/160051, b) yacpdb/154327;
- No 125 (Kg2-Kh5) – M. Hramtsevich, I. Serafimovic, “SuperProblem”, ТТ-181, 1st Place;
- No 127 (Kc8-Ka8) – yacpdb/164226;
- No 145 (Kh1-Ka1) – yacpdb/21393;
- No 154 (Kd5-Ka7) – yacpdb/38496;
- No 165 (Kc2-Ka1) – yacpdb/151678, yacpdb/166820.

Two problems do not satisfy the condition “It is not allowed to first white move is <...> a flight-taking-key without giving at least the same number of flights to Black King” – No 107 (Kb5-Ke5), No 127 (Kc8-Ka8).

1st Place, 15 points - No 57
Robert Lincoln
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/7R/3B3b/5K1R/7P/7k
#2(5+2)
2nd-3rd Place, 14 points - No 135
Aleksandr Kostyukov
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/p7/2R5/B2K4/k7/1N6/1R6
#2(5+2)
2nd-3rd Place, 14 points - No 144
Sergey Abramenko
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/3Q4/R3N3/4B2k/7N/8/4K3
#2(6+1)

1st Place, 15 points - No 57, Robert Lincoln (USA) 8/8/8/7R/3B3b/5K1R/7P/7k

1.Re5? zz 1...B~ 2.Rxe1#, 1...Bg3 2.hxg3#, 1...Bf2!
1.Rg3! zz
1...B~ 2.Rg1#
1...Bxg3 2.hxg3#
1...Kxh2 2.Rxh4#
Black correction. Change of rear battery piece in the solution compare to the try. Key, defense and mating move are on the same square g3. Non-standard concept.
EN <-> RU

2nd-3rd Place, 14 points - No 135, Aleksandr Kostyukov (Russia) 8/8/p7/2R5/B2K4/k7/1N6/1R6

1.Bc2? zz 1...Ka2 2.Ra5#, 1...a5!
1.Ra5! zz
1...Kb4 2.Sc4#
1...Ka2 2.Bc2#
Two white batteries play after bK moves. Salazar on 1...Ka2. It is also original idea. Key with blocking of bP spoils the impression slightly.
EN <-> RU

2nd-3rd Place, 14 points - No 144, Sergey Abramenko (Russia) 8/8/3Q4/R3N3/4B2k/7N/8/4K3

1.Qd7? – 2.Qg4#, 1...Kh5 2.Qd7#, 1...Kg3!
1.Qe6? – 2.Qg4#, 1...Kh5 2.Sf3#, 1...Kg3!
1.Sf2! zz
1...Kg3 2.Sg6#!
(2.Sf3#?)
1...Kh5 2.Sf3#! (2.Sg6#?)
Dual-avoidance separation of moves. But key is an escape of wS from an attack.
EN <-> RU
4th-5th Place, 13 points - No 27
Zoltan Labai
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
4k3/1N5K/3P4/1RB5/B7/8/8/8
#2(6+1)
4th-5th Place, 13 points - No 94
Dmitry Turevski
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
7Q/8/8/8/7K/R2N4/4N1k1/8
#2(5+1)
6th-7th Place, 11 points - No 33
Mikhail Halma
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/2p4R/3kN3/8/R3K3/1B6
#2(5+2)

4th-5th Place, 13 points - No 27, Zoltan Labai (Slovakia) 4k3/1N5K/3P4/1RB5/B7/8/8/8

1.Bb3? zz 1...Kf8 2.d7#, 1...Kd7!
1.Sd8! zz
1...Kf8 2.d7#
1...Kxd8 2.Rb8#
1...Kd7 2.Rb8#
Coherent play of 2 white batteries. Good key.
EN <-> RU

4th-5th Place, 13 points - No 94, Dmitry Turevski (Russia) 7Q/8/8/8/7K/R2N4/4N1k1/8

1.Qh5? zz 1...Kh1 (a) 2.Kg3# (A), 1...Kf1 (b) 2.Qf3# (B), 1...Kh2!
1.Qd4! zz
1...Kf3 2.Sdf4#
1...Kh1 (a) 2.Qg1# (C)
1...Kf1 (b) 2.Qf2# (D)
(1...Kh2 2.Qg1#)
White do not manage to save a King battery – so, they destroyed it and create a new one.
EN <-> RU

6th-7th Place, 11 points - No 33, Mikhail Halma (Ukraine) 8/8/8/2p4R/3kN3/8/R3K3/1B6

1.Rc2! zz
1...Ke4 2.Rc4#
1...c4 2.Rd2#
Unexpected sacrifice of wS.
EN <-> RU
6th-7th Place, 11 points - No 65
Gábor Tar
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/3B4/7B/8/1KNp4/5P2/2k5
#2(5+2)
8th-9th Place, 10 points - No 59
Ivan Antipin
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
4Q3/8/4B3/4k3/8/2R3P1/3K4/2B5
#2(6+1)
8th-9th Place, 10 points - No 84
Rainer Kuhn
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
Q7/1R6/2p5/8/K7/2p5/8/k7
#2(3+3)

6th-7th Place, 11 points - No 65, Gábor Tar (Hungary) 8/8/3B4/7B/8/1KNp4/5P2/2k5

1.Bd1/Bf3/Bg4/Be8/Bf7/Bg6? zz 1...d2 2.Ba3#, 1...Kd2! (a)
1.Be2? zz 1...d2 2.Ba3#, 1...dxe2 2.Bf4#, 1...Kd2! (a)
1.Sa2+? (A) 1...Kd2 (a) 2.Bb4# (B), 1...Kb1!
1.Bb4! (B) zz
1...d2 2.Ba3#
1...Kd2 (a) 2.Sa2# (A)
Interesting interpretation of Salazar theme.
EN <-> RU

8th-9th Place, 10 points - No 59, Ivan Antipin (Russia) 4Q3/8/4B3/4k3/8/2R3P1/3K4/2B5

1.Bb2! zz
1...Kd4 2.Rc4#
1...Kf6 2.Rc5#
1...Kd6 2.Rc6#
1...Ke4 2.Re3#
Two mates by direct and two mates by indirect battery. Similar concept are realized many times: yacpdb/10706, yacpdb/381514
EN <-> RU

8th-9th Place, 10 points - No 84, Rainer Kuhn (Germany) Q7/1R6/2p5/8/K7/2p5/8/k7

1.Qf8? – 2.Qa3#, 1...c5!
1.Ka3? zz 1...c2 2.Qh8#, 1...c5!
1.Rb3! – 2.Kb4#
1...c5 2.Kb5#
Two mates by King battery.
EN <-> RU
10th Place, 9 points - No 58
Robert Lincoln
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/8/8/3RB2K/5p1n/5N1k
#2(4+3)
11th-12th Place, 8 points - No 64
Gábor Tar
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/7B/1B6/1K1p3R/8/2kN4
#2(5+2)
11th-12th Place, 8 points - No 75
Ivan Antipin
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/K2RB3/8/1k5B/8/3RP3/8
#2(6+1)

10th Place, 9 points - No 58, Robert Lincoln (USA) 8/8/8/8/8/3RB2K/5p1n/5N1k

1.Sg3+? (A) Kg1! (a)
1.Bxf2? – 2.Sg3# (A), 1...Sxf1! (b)
1.Sxh2? (B) zz 1...Kg1 (a) 2.Rd1# (C), 1...f1~!
1.Rd1! (C) – 2.Sg3# (A)
1...Kg1 (a) 2.Sxh2# (B)
1...Sxf1 (b) 2.Rxf1# (D)
I liked using of wB for bP pinning in variation of solution. The key is obvious.
EN <-> RU

11th-12th Place, 8 points - No 64, Gábor Tar (Hungary) 8/8/8/7B/1B6/1K1p3R/8/2kN4

1.S~? – 2.Rh1#, 1...d2!
1.Ka2? zz 1...d2 2.Rc3#, 1...Kc2!
1.Sc3! zz
1...Kd2 2.Sa2#
1...d2 2.Ba3#
The position reminds No 65, but we see wR instead wP.
EN <-> RU

11th-12th Place, 8 points - No 75, Ivan Antipin (Russia) 8/8/K2RB3/8/1k5B/8/3RP3/8

1.Be1? zz 1...Ka3/Kc3/Ka4 2.Ra2#, 1...Kc5!
1.Be7! zz
1...Kc5 2.Rb6#
1...Ka3/Ka4 2.R6d4#
1...Kc3 2.R6d3#
Simple choice of white battery.
EN <-> RU
13th-14th Place, 7 points - No 34
Mikhail Halma
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/2N5/8/5kB1/7K/3R4/2P5/1B6
#2(6+1)
13th-14th Place, 7 points - No 126
Nikolay Akimov
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/B7/7R/3kN3/3P4/5P2/1K6/8
#2(6+1)
15th-18th Place, 6 points - No 7
Ralf Krätschmer
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
R7/8/B2n4/N7/8/1P6/8/k1K5
#2(5+2)

13th-14th Place, 7 points - No 34, Mikhail Halma (Ukraine) 8/2N5/8/5kB1/7K/3R4/2P5/1B6

1.c3! – 2.Rd5# (a) / 2.Re3# (b)
1...Ke5 2.Rd5# (a)
1...Ke4 2.Re3# (b)
1...Kg6 2.Rd7#

1.c4? Ke4!
Separation of threat mates in variations.
EN <-> RU

13th-14th Place, 7 points - No 126, Nikolay Akimov (Kazakhstan) 8/B7/7R/3kN3/3P4/5P2/1K6/8

1.Sg4? – 2.Se3#, 1...Kc4!
1.Bb8? – 2.Rd6#, 1...Kxd4!
1.Rb6! zz Kxd4 2.Rb5#
Simple choice of key.
EN <-> RU

15th-18th Place, 6 points - No 7, Ralf Krätschmer (Germany) R7/8/B2n4/N7/8/1P6/8/k1K5

1.Sc4? – 2.Bb5#/Bc8#/Bb7#, 1...Sc8 2.Bxc8#, 1...Sxc4 2.Bxc4#, 1...Sb7 2.Bxb7#, 1...Sb5 2.Bxb5#, 1...Ka2!
1.Sb7? – 2.Bf1#/Be2#/Bd3#/Bc4#/Bb5#, 1...Sxb7 2.Bxb7#, 1...Ka2/Sc4 2.Bc4#, 1...Sb5 2.Bxb5#, 1...Sc8!
1.Sc6! – 2.Bf1#/Be2#/Bd3#/Bc4#/Bb5#/Bc8#/Bb7#
1...Sc8 2.Bxc8#
1...Sb7 2.Bxb7#
1...Ka2/Sc4 2.Bc4#
1...Sb5 2.Bxb5#
It is pity that in this half-battery on file “a” the author didn’t find tries with wB play on 1st move and wS play in variations.
EN <-> RU
15th-18th Place, 6 points - No 28
Zoltan Labai
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/6R1/5P2/7k/5K2/7p/7P/4B3
#2(5+2)
15th-18th Place, 6 points - No 76
Roman Zalokotsky
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/1Q6/r7/k2K1R2/p6r/8/8/8
#2(3+4)
15th-18th Place, 6 points - No 115
Victor Volchek
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/4B1b1/2Q5/8/2B5/1P6/k3K3
#2(5+2)

15th-18th Place, 6 points - No 28, Zoltan Labai (Slovakia) 8/6R1/5P2/7k/5K2/7p/7P/4B3

1.Kf5? – 2.Rh7#, 1...Kh6!
1.Rg3? zz 1...Kh4 2.Rg5#, 1...Kh7!
1.Bd2! zz
1...Kh4 2.Rh7#
1...Kh6 2.Kg4#
Simple problem with King battery play.
EN <-> RU

15th-18th Place, 6 points - No 76, Roman Zalokotsky (Ukraine) 8/1Q6/r7/k2K1R2/p6r/8/8/8

*1...Rd6+ 2.Kxd6#
*1...Rd4+ 2.Kxd4#
1.Kc5! – 2.Qb5#
1...Rc4+ 2.Kxc4#
1...Rc6+ 2.Kxc6#
1...Rb4 2.Qxb4#
1...Rb6 2.Qxb6#
Elementary and well-known play on checks for wK.
EN <-> RU

15th-18th Place, 6 points - No 115, Victor Volchek (Belarus) 8/8/4B1b1/2Q5/8/2B5/1P6/k3K3

1.Qc4? – 2.Qa2#, 1...Bb1 2.b4#, 1...Kb1!
1.Qd5! – 2.Qa2#
1...Bb1 2.b4#
(battery mate in variation | батарейный мат в варианте)
1...Kb1 2.Qd1#
1.Qf5? – 2.b4#, 1...Bxf5! (battery mate in threat | батарейный мат в угрозе)
Rude refutation of the try 1.Qf5? by capturing of wQ. There is a similar position yacpdb/131477.
EN <-> RU
19th Place, 5 points - No 23
Dieter Müller
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/8/4pRB1/4B2N/8/4k2K
#2(5+2)
20th-21st Place, 3 points - No 153
Ingemar Lind
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/7P/8/8/8/2K5/2p5/kNR5
#2(4+2)
20th-21st Place, 3 points - No 173
Theodoros Giakatis
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/B7/5R2/4N1K1/3pp3/4k3
#2(4+3)

19th Place, 5 points - No 23, Dieter Müller (Germany) 8/8/8/8/4pRB1/4B2N/8/4k2K

1.Bb6? – 2.Ba5#, 1...Kd2!
1.Sf2! zz Kf1 2.Sd3#
The author had to exchange wS and wK in order to both two batteries (direct and indirect) play on mating move of solution.
EN <-> RU

20th-21st Place, 3 points - No 153, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 8/7P/8/8/8/2K5/2p5/kNR5

1.h8Q! – 2.Qa8#/Kb3#
1...cxb1S+ 2.Kb3#
1...Ka2/cxb1Q(R) 2.Qa8#
Rough and well-known play.
EN <-> RU

20th-21st Place, 3 points - No 173, Theodoros Giakatis (Greece) 8/8/8/B7/5R2/4N1K1/3pp3/4k3

1.Rb4! –(d1~) 2.Rb1#
The mate is well-know, the content is small.
EN <-> RU
#3
16 entries were received from 11 authors representing 8 countries | На конкурс поступило 16 композиций от 11 авторов из 8 стран
EN <-> RU

I waited for big quantity of interesting entries in #3 genre. But unfortunately my expectations were not met: in this TT the #3 genre is weaker than #2, both in quality and quantity.

The following problems are excluded in view of anticipations:
- No 1 (Kh4-Kf6) – yacpdb/127737;
- No 66 (Ke1-Kb3) – yacpdb/128556;
- No 78 (Ka1-Kh1) – yacpdb/139178;
- No 79 (Ke1-Kb3) – yacpdb/128556.

Also No 29 (Ka1-Ka4) is excluded in view of its non-thematic – 1.Bc1! is a flight-taking-key (a3).

1st Place, 14 points - No 146
Sergey Abramenko
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/3R4/8/4k2P/6B1/6K1/5P1B/8
#3(6+1)
2nd Place, 13 points - No 116
Victor Volchek
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/1p2p3/1K2B3/3R4/1kN5/8
#3(4+3)
3rd Place, 12 points - No 26
Dieter Müller
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
6B1/5N2/3p4/3P4/8/5K2/2Q5/k7
#3(5+2)

1st Place, 14 points - No 146, Sergey Abramenko (Russia) 8/3R4/8/4k2P/6B1/6K1/5P1B/8

1.Bg1? – 2.f4+ Kf6 3.Bd4#, 2...Ke4 3.Rd4#, 1...Ke4 2.f3+ Ke5 3.Bd4#, 1...Kf6!
1.Rd8? zz 1...Ke4 2.Rd6 Ke5 3.Kf3#, 1...Kf6!
1.Bh3! zz
1...Ke4 2.Rd6 Ke5 3.Kf3#!
1...Kf6 2.Kg4 Ke6 3.Kg5#!
It is the most meaningful problem, with echo-chameleon battery mates in the solution. Also there is an interesting try 1.Bg1? with Pawn battery play and mates on the same square by different pieces.
EN <-> RU

2nd Place, 13 points - No 116, Victor Volchek (Belarus) 8/8/8/1p2p3/1K2B3/3R4/1kN5/8

1.Se3? Kс1 2.Kb3! Kb1 3.Rd1#, 1...Ka2!
1.Rd2? Ka2/Kb1 2.Sd4+ Ka1/Kc1 3.Sb3#, 1...Kc1!
1.Sa1!
1...Ka2(~) 2.Sb3! Kb1 3.Rd2#
1...Kxa1 2.Kb3! Kb1 3.Rd1#
Two battery mates, 2nd white moves on b3, correction of bK.
EN <-> RU

3rd Place, 12 points - No 26, Dieter Müller (Germany) 6B1/5N2/3p4/3P4/8/5K2/2Q5/k7

1.Qc1+? Ka2 2.Se5? dxe5? 3.d6#, 2...Kb3!
1.Se5! – 2.Bh7! dxe5 3.Qb1#
1...dxe5 2.Qc1+ Ka2 3.d6#
Simple problem with elements of logic (1.Qc1+? is not successful) and nice key. Model mate of Pawn battery.
EN <-> RU
4th Place, 11 points - No 35
Mikhail Halma
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/2K5/8/k1N5/3P4/B1PP4/8/8
#3b) Ba3->h8(6+1)
5th-6th Place, 9 points - No 86
Rainer Kuhn
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
5K2/6pk/8/7P/6R1/6N1/7R/8
#3(5+2)
5th-6th Place, 9 points - No 155
Ingemar Lind
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
k3B2R/8/8/p7/3K4/6B1/6r1/8
#3(4+3)

4th Place, 11 points - No 35, Mikhail Halma (Ukraine) 8/2K5/8/k1N5/3P4/B1PP4/8/8

a) diagram: 1.Bc1! Kb5 2.Bd2 Ka5 3.c4#
b) Ba3->h8: 1.Bf6! Kb5 2.Bd8 Ka5 3.Kc6#
Doubling of the theme in twins form.
EN <-> RU

5th-6th Place, 9 points - No 86, Rainer Kuhn (Germany) 5K2/6pk/8/7P/6R1/6N1/7R/8

1.Se4! zz
1...Kh6 2.Kg8 g5 3.hxg6 e. p.#
1...Kh8 2.Sg5 g6 3.hxg6#
Pawn battery play twice, including with capture en-passant.
EN <-> RU

5th-6th Place, 9 points - No 155, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) k3B2R/8/8/p7/3K4/6B1/6r1/8

1.Kc5!
1...Rc2+ 2.Kb6 – 3.Bc6#, 2...Rb2+ 3.Bb5#
1...Kb7 2.Bc6+ Ka6/Ka7 3.Ra8#
1...Rb2/Rxg3 2.Bc6+ Ka7 3.Ra8#
1...Ka7 2.Rh7+ Ka8 3.Bc6#, 2...Ka6 3.Bb5#
wK goes on the board courageously without fear of checks.
EN <-> RU
7th Place, 7 points - No 19
Dieter Müller
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/1N6/1p6/1k2K3/2R1P3/8/8/5B2
#3(5+2)
8th Place, 6 points - No 36
Mikhail Halma
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
1B6/8/4N1K1/8/6k1/3P4/6PR/8
#3(6+1)
9th-10th Place, 4 points - No 47
Karol Mlynka
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
kNb5/2K5/P7/8/8/8/8/5R2
#3(4+2)

7th Place, 7 points - No 19, Dieter Müller (Germany) 8/1N6/1p6/1k2K3/2R1P3/8/8/5B2

1.Kd6! – 2.Rd4#
1...Ka6 2.Kc7 b5 3.Ra4#, 2...Kb5 3.Rd4#
Simple problem with masked and direct battery.
EN <-> RU

8th Place, 6 points - No 36, Mikhail Halma (Ukraine) 1B6/8/4N1K1/8/6k1/3P4/6PR/8

1.Sf4! Kg3 2.Sh3 Kh4 3.Sf2#, 2...Kg4 3.Sf2#
wS plays on the same square (f2) with battery and “ordinary” mate.
EN <-> RU

9th-10th Place, 4 points - No 47, Karol Mlynka (Slovakia) kNb5/2K5/P7/8/8/8/8/5R2

*1...Bxa6 (a) 2.Ra1 (A) ~ 3.Rxa6#
*1...Bb7 (b) 2.axb7+ (B) Ka7 3.Ra1#

1.Sc6? (D) – 2.Rb1 – 3.Rb8#, 2...Bb7 (b) 3.axb7# (B), 1...Bxa6 (a) [B~ (c)] 2.Rf8+ (C) Bc8 3.Rxc8#, 1...Bf5!
1.Rf8! (C) zz
1...Bxa6 (a) [B~ (c), Bb7 (b)] 2.Sc6+ (D) Bc8 3.Rxc8# (E)
1...Ka7 2.Rxc8 (E) zz Ka8 3.Sc6# (D)
It is a quite popular mechanism. In the solution there is only one thematic variation, with rough capture of bB (2.Rxc8).
EN <-> RU
9th-10th Place, 4 points - No 48
Karol Mlynka
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/p7/8/1p6/8/P1P5/k1K4R
#3b) Rh1->b7(4+3)
11th Place, 3 points - No 156
Ingemar Lind
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
k2B4/3p4/K7/3r4/8/8/7Q/6n1
#3(3+4)

9th-10th Place, 4 points - No 48, Karol Mlynka (Slovakia) 8/8/p7/8/1p6/8/P1P5/k1K4R

a) diagram:
*1...Kxa2 (a) 2.Rh5 (C) ~(Ka1) 3.Ra5#
1.Rh4? zz Kxa2 2.Rh5 ~ 3.Ra5#, 1...b3 2.axb3 ~ 3.Ra4#, 1...a5!
1.Rh5! ~(a5) 2.Ra5 (A) zz b3 3.axb3# (B)
1...b3 2.axb3 (B) ~ 3.Ra5# (A)


b) Rh1->b7:
*1...Kxa2 (a) 2.Ra7 (D) – 3.Rxa6#, 2...a5 3.Rxa5#
1.Ra7! – 2.Rxa6 zz b3 3.axb3#
1...b3 2.axb3 (B) – 3.Rxa6#, 2...a5 3.Rxa5# (A)
1...a5 2.Rxa5 (A) zz b3 3.axb3# (B)
It is also a well-known mechanism. The twin adds a nothing new.
EN <-> RU

11th Place, 3 points - No 156, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) k2B4/3p4/K7/3r4/8/8/7Q/6n1

1.Qh8? Rh5! 2.Qe8 Rh8!
1.Bc7? Sh3 2.Qg2/Qh1 Sf4 3.Qg8/Qh8#, 1... Ra5+! 2.Bxa5 Sh3!
1.Qb2? Rb5 2.Qxb5 – 3.Qb7#, 1...Rd6+!
1.Qg2!
1...Sf3 2.Qg8 – 3.Ba5#/Bb6#/Bc7#/Bh4#/Bg5#/Bf6#/Be7#, 2...Ra5+ 3.Bxa5#, 2...Rg5 3.Bxg5#, 2...Rf5 3.Bf6#, 2...Re5 3.Be7#, 2...Rc5 3.Bc7#, 2...Rb5/Rd6+ 3.Bb6#;
1...Kb8 2.Qxd5 – 3.Qb7#, 2...Kc8 3.Qa8#
The matrix is twomover in fact. Rough key with pinning of bR.
EN <-> RU
#4-6
22 entries were received from 13 authors representing 8 countries | На конкурс поступило 22 композиций от 13 авторов из 8 стран
EN <-> RU

22 moremovers surpassed threemovers by quantity. But this is not surprising because an increasing of quantity of moves in stipulation gives a greater scope for imagination.

The following problems are excluded in view of anticipations:
- No 38 (Kh3-Kh1) – yacpdb/71476;
- No 87 (Kc1-Ka1) – yacpdb/76387 is more interesting, with the same mate and white underpromotion;
- No 108 (Ke5-Kb8) – yacpdb/77205;
- No 128 (Kb6-Kd5) – yacpdb/68806;
- No 129 (Kb5-Kd5) – extended by one move compare to No 128 (Kb6-Kd5);
- No 140 (Kd3-Kh1) – yacpdb/126385.
In the problem No 37 (Ke1-Kg1) the twin b) is excluded in view of full anticipations: yacpdb/72540, yacpdb/131299.

No 148, initially marked by 1st Place, were excluded in view of yacpdb/73214.

1st-3rd Place, 14 points - No 60
Ivan Antipin
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/2B5/2B5/p1P5/2P5/k1K5/8
#4(5+2)
1st-3rd Place, 14 points - No 118
Victor Volchek
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
7k/8/N4K2/8/8/8/4P1P1/B4B2
#5(6+1)
1st-3rd Place, 14 points - No 147
Sergey Abramenko
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
R7/p7/k7/8/8/2P5/KR5p/8
#4(4+3)

1st-3rd Place, 14 points - No 60, Ivan Antipin (Russia) 8/8/2B5/2B5/p1P5/2P5/k1K5/8

1.Bd5! zz
1...a3 2.Bd4 Ka1 3.c5 a2 4.c4#
1...Ka1 2.Ba3 Ka1 3.Bb2 a3 4.c5#
Two echo-chameleon mates of Pawn batteries.
EN <-> RU

1st-3rd Place, 14 points - No 118, Victor Volchek (Belarus) 7k/8/N4K2/8/8/8/4P1P1/B4B2

1.Kg6+? Kg8!; 1.Kf7+? Kh7!
1.e4? zz 1...Kh7 2.Bc4 Kh6 3.g4 Kh7 4.g5 Kh8 5.Kg6#, 1...Kg8!
1.e3! zz
1...Kh7 2.Bc4 Kh6 3.g4 Kh7 4.g5 Kh8 5.Kg6#
1...Kg8 2.Bd3 Kf8 3.Sc7 Kg8 4.Se6 Kh8 5.Kf7#
Two thematic variations with echo-play
EN <-> RU

1st-3rd Place, 14 points - No 147, Sergey Abramenko (Russia) R7/p7/k7/8/8/2P5/KR5p/8

1.Rh8! – 2.Rh4 Ka5 3.Ka3 ~ 4.Ra4#
1...h1Q 2.Rxh1! Ka5 3.Ra1! Ka4 4.Kb1#!
1...Ka5 2.Rhxh2 Ka4 3.Rh5 – 4.Rb4#, 3...a5 4.Rh4#
wR visits all 4 corners in thematic variation
EN <-> RU
4th-5th Place, 13 points - No 50
Karol Mlynka
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
B7/B7/2p5/8/6p1/6K1/6P1/7k
#6(4+3)
4th-5th Place, 13 points - No 117
Victor Volchek
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
7B/5K2/8/5k2/3R3P/1N6/8/8
#4(5+1)
6th Place, 11 points - No 20
Dieter Müller
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
3K4/8/8/6p1/8/6k1/4pR2/4B1N1
#4(4+3)

4th-5th Place, 13 points - No 50, Karol Mlynka (Slovakia) B7/B7/2p5/8/6p1/6K1/6P1/7k

1.Kxg4? (A) Kxg2! (a)
1.Bd4? c5! (b)
1.Be3! zz c5 (b) 2.Kxg4 (A) – 3.Kh3 – 4.g3/g4#
2...Kh2 3.Kf3 ~(c4) 4.Kf2 ~(c3) 5.Bf4+ Kh1 6.g4#
(6.g3+?)
Interesting problem with elements of logic for wP annihilation
EN <-> RU

4th-5th Place, 13 points - No 117, Victor Volchek (Belarus) 7B/5K2/8/5k2/3R3P/1N6/8/8

1.Kg7? – 2.Sc5! zz Ke5 3.Kg6#, 1...Ke6 2.Kg6! zz Ke7 3.Bf6+ Kf8/Ke8 4.Rd8#, 3...Ke6 4.Sc5#, 1...Ke5!
1.Kf8! zz
1...Ke6 2.Sc5+ Kf5 3.Kg7! zz Ke5 4.Kg6#
1...Kg6 2.Rd5 Kh7 3.Rd6 Kxh8 4.Rh6#, 2...Kh6 3.Kf7! zz Kh7 4.Rh5#
Change-mates on thematic defense. Unexpected 2-flight-giving-key
EN <-> RU

6th Place, 11 points - No 20, Dieter Müller (Germany) 3K4/8/8/6p1/8/6k1/4pR2/4B1N1

1.Ke7! Kh4 2.Rg2 (a) Kh5 3.Kf6 (b) g4/Kh6 4.Rh2#
1...Kg4 2.Kf6 (b) Kh5 3.Rg2 (a) g4/Kh6 4.Rh2#
(reciprocal change of W2 and W3 | чередование 2-го и 3-го ходов белых)
2...Kg3 3.Kf5 – 4.Re2# (c), 3...Kh4 4.Rh2# (d), 2...Kh4 3.Kf5 – 4.Rh2# (d), 3...Kg3 4.Re2# (c) (reciprocal change of threat and mate in variation – Re2#, Rh2# | чередование угрозы и мата в варианте – Re2# и Rh2#)
Different reciprocal changes in white moves.
EN <-> RU
7th Place, 10 points - No 158
Ingemar Lind
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
6R1/1n6/8/5p2/8/8/7p/5K1k
#6(2+4)
8th Place, 9 points - No 80
Roman Zalokotsky
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
6B1/8/8/8/5p2/2P5/2K3pB/k7
#4(4+3)
9th Place, 8 points - No 49
Karol Mlynka
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/7p/3K3R/6P1/6bB/7k
#4(4+3)

7th Place, 10 points - No 158, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 6R1/1n6/8/5p2/8/8/7p/5K1k

1.Re8? Sd6 2.Re2/Re3 Se4 3.Re1 etc, 1...Sc5!
1.Rc8! Sd6 2.Rc1 Se4 3.Re1 f4 4.Rxe4 f3 5.Re1 (Kf2?) f2 6.Kxf2#
There are many miniatures with duel between wR and bS. In this problem there is the only but clear and precise variation.
EN <-> RU

8th Place, 9 points - No 80, Roman Zalokotsky (Ukraine) 6B1/8/8/8/5p2/2P5/2K3pB/k7

1.Bg1? f3!
1.Bb3! – 2.c4 (A) – 3.Bg1 (B) f3 4.Bd4# (C)
1...g1~ 2.Bxg1 (B) f3 3.Bd4 (C) f2 4.c4# (A)
Reciprocal change ABC-BCA of White moves.
EN <-> RU

9th Place, 8 points - No 49, Karol Mlynka (Slovakia) 8/8/8/7p/3K3R/6P1/6bB/7k

1.Ke3! ~(Bf1) 2.Kf2 ~(Bg2) 3.Bg1+ (A) Bh3 4.Rxh3# (B), 2...Bh3 3.Rxh3 (B) ~(h4) 4.Bg1# (A)
(1...Bh3 2.Kf2 Kxh2 3.Rxh5 zz Kh1 4.Rxh3#)
Reciprocal change of W3 and W4.
EN <-> RU
10th Place, 6 points - No 15
Dieter Müller
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/2p5/2B5/3P4/1k1K4/1P6/R7/8
#4(5+2)
11th Place, 5 points - No 67
Gábor Tar
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/6p1/8/7p/7k/3K3P/8/6RR
#4(4+3)
12th-15th Place, 3 points - No 37
Mikhail Halma
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
1R5B/8/8/4P3/8/6p1/6p1/4K1k1
#4(4+3)

10th Place, 6 points - No 15, Dieter Müller (Germany) 8/2p5/2B5/3P4/1k1K4/1P6/R7/8

1.Ba4! zz 1...c5+/c6 2.dxc6 e.p. Ka5 3.Kc5 Ka6 4.Bb5#
Key with prompted-check.
EN <-> RU

11th Place, 5 points - No 67, Gábor Tar (Hungary) 8/6p1/8/7p/7k/3K3P/8/6RR

1.Rg2/Rh2? zz 1...g6 2.Ke4 g5 3.Kf5 g4 4.hxg4#, 1...g5!
1.Kd4/Ke2/Ke3? zz 1...g5!
1.Ke4! – 2.Kf4 – 3.Rg4+ hxg4 4.hxg4#
2...g5+ 3.Kf5 g4 4.hxg4#
Simple play of Pawn battery.
EN <-> RU

12th-15th Place, 3 points - No 37, Mikhail Halma (Ukraine) 1R5B/8/8/4P3/8/6p1/6p1/4K1k1

1.Bg7! Kh1/Kh2 2.Rh8+ Kg1 3.Bh6 Kh1/Kh2 4.Be3#
After excluding of twin b) in vies of anticipation, the only position is uninteresting because the matrix is not new.
EN <-> RU
12th-15th Place, 3 points - No 74
Ivan Antipin
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/5R2/1K1k4/6P1/8/2P2P1B/8
#4(6+1)
12th-15th Place, 3 points - No 81
Roman Zalokotsky
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/2p4k/8/6K1/2B5/8/p1N5/B7
#5(4+3)
12th-15th Place, 3 points - No 157
Ingemar Lind
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/6R1/8/8/4p3/p7/7p/5K1k
#5(2+4)

12th-15th Place, 3 points - No 74, Ivan Antipin (Russia) 8/8/5R2/1K1k4/6P1/8/2P2P1B/8

1.Kb4! Kd4/Ke4 2.Rf5 Ke4 3.Bg1 Kd4 4.f3#
It is simply and uninteresting.
EN <-> RU

12th-15th Place, 3 points - No 81, Roman Zalokotsky (Ukraine) 8/2p4k/8/6K1/2B5/8/p1N5/B7

1.Se3! c5 2.Kf5 Kh6 3.Sg4+ Kh7 4.Kf6 Kh8 5.Kg6#, 3...Kh5 2.Bf6 a1Q 5.Bf7#
A well-known method of King battery creation.
EN <-> RU

12th-15th Place, 3 points - No 157, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 8/6R1/8/8/4p3/p7/7p/5K1k

1.Rb7? a2!
1.Rd7? e3!
1.Rc7!
1...a2 2.Rc1 a1Q 3.Rxa1 e3 4.Re1 e2+ 5.Kf2#
1...e3 2.Rc1 a2 3.Ra1 e2+ 4.Kf2+ e1Q+ 5.Rxe1#
The concept is simple and not new.
EN <-> RU
h#1.5-2
42 entries were received from 24 authors representing 12 countries | На конкурс поступило 42 композиций от 24 авторов из 12 стран
EN <-> RU

Many helpmates were sent – as I waited. I supposed that in h#1.5-2 section the problem h#1.5 will be with a set play but some composers sent the problems with h#1.5 stipulation exactly. Of course, all compositions were accept for the tourney.

The following problems are excluded in view of anticipations:
- No 11 (Kd1-Kc7) – pdb/P0556110, pdb/P1005497, pdb/P1269717;
- No 16 (Ke3-Kb1) – yacpdb/351785;
- No 69 (Kd7-Kd5) – pdb/P0557931;
- No 100 (Kd5-Kb5) – pdb/P1300036;
- No 110 (Kc6-Kc8) – yacpdb/123051;
- No 130 (Kd3-Kb1) – yacpdb/123051, pdb/P0554051;
- No 149 (Kc2-Ka4) – yacpdb/123051, pdb/P0554051;
- No 159 (Kh2-Kg4) – yacpdb/320109;
- No 166 (Kf5-Kh6) – pdb/P0554051;
- No 169 (Kf2-Kc5) – pdb/P0555981;
- No 175 (Kh7-Kc6) – pdb/P0556110, pdb/P1005497, pdb/P1269717.

Also No 83 (Ka4-Ka7) is excluded in view of the solution with a mate by capture en-passant is non-thematic (non-thematic solutions are not allowed, according the conditions).

1st-2nd Place, 15 points - No 8
Dan-Constantin Gurgui
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/5K2/2B5/R2n4/5kp1/3n4
h#22.1..(3+4)
1st-2nd Place, 15 points - No 95
Dmitry Turevski
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
BR6/3K4/8/4k3/8/8/8/2RN4
h#2*(5+1)
3rd Place, 13 points - No 136
Aleksandr Kostyukov
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
7R/4p1P1/3k4/8/8/3K4/8/8
h#2b) wBh8(3+2)

1st-2nd Place, 15 points - No 8, Dan-Constantin Gurgui (Romania) 8/8/8/5K2/2B5/R2n4/5kp1/3n4

1.Kf1 Rxd3 2.S1f2 Rd1#
1.Kf3 Bb3 2.S3f2 Bxd1#
Interesting nuance – front pieces of White batteries play on the same square (d1) and a square f2 is blocked by different Knights.
EN <-> RU

1st-2nd Place, 15 points - No 95, Dmitry Turevski (Russia) BR6/3K4/8/4k3/8/8/8/2RN4

*1...Rd8 2.Kd4 Ke6#
1.Kd4 Sc3 2.Kc5 Se2#
Non-standard and nice block-problem. Mirror mates, reciprocal change of move functions.
EN <-> RU

3rd Place, 13 points - No 136, Aleksandr Kostyukov (Russia) 7R/4p1P1/3k4/8/8/3K4/8/8

a) diagram: 1.Kd7 g8B 2.Ke8 Be6#
b) wBh8: 1.Ke6 Ke4 2.Kf6 g8Q#
Forsberg twins in 5-pieces-problem.
EN <-> RU
4th Place, 12 points - No 96
Dmitry Turevski
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
B4R2/6R1/3K4/8/8/8/4kB2/8
h#22.1..(5+1)
5th-6th Place, 10 points - No 82
Roman Zalokotsky
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
k4n2/2K5/8/8/8/8/P7/R4n2
h#2b) Sf1->f2
c) Sf1->f7; d) Pa2->a4
(3+3)
5th-6th Place, 10 points - No 168
Solaiappan Manikumar
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/5k2/5P2/7R/5BB1/4K3
h#22.1..(5+1)

4th Place, 12 points - No 96, Dmitry Turevski (Russia) B4R2/6R1/3K4/8/8/8/4kB2/8

1.Kf1 Bg3+ 2.Kg1 Be5#
1.Kd3 Rb7 2.Ke4 Rb3#
Also mirror mates (as in No 95) but here in multisolutions form.
EN <-> RU

5th-6th Place, 10 points - No 82, Roman Zalokotsky (Ukraine) k4n2/2K5/8/8/8/8/P7/R4n2

a) diagram: 1.Sd2 Kc8 2.Sb3 axb3#
b) Sf1->f2: 1.Sd3 a3 2.Sb4 axb4#
c) Sf1->f7: 1.Sd6 a4 2.Sb5+ axb5#
d) Pa2->a4: 1.Sd7 a5 2.Sb6 axb6#
Four Pawn battery mates but the play is somewhat monotonous
EN <-> RU

5th-6th Place, 10 points - No 168, Solaiappan Manikumar (India) 8/8/8/5k2/5P2/7R/5BB1/4K3

1.Kg4 Rg3+ 2.Kh4 Rg5#
1.Kxf4 Bg3+ 2.Ke3 Be5#
White Grimshaw on g3.
EN <-> RU
7th-8th Place, 9 points - No 88
Rainer Kuhn
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
R1N1B1k1/8/4K3/8/8/8/2r5/2r5
h#22.1..(4+3)
7th-8th Place, 9 points - No 174
Theodoros Giakatis
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/1B6/4R1K1/8/3p1p2/3kr3
h#2b) bBd2(3+4)
9th-10th Place, 8 points - No 61
Ivan Antipin
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/3p4/3k4/4N2R/1K6/4Rq2/8
h#23.1..(4+3)

7th-8th Place, 9 points - No 88, Rainer Kuhn (Germany) R1N1B1k1/8/4K3/8/8/8/2r5/2r5

1.Rc7 Bg6 2.Rg7 Se7#
1.Kf8 Rb8 2.Kxe8 Sd6#
A mechanism of half-battery is used not quite right, 2nd solution is weaker than 1st.
EN <-> RU

7th-8th Place, 9 points - No 174, Theodoros Giakatis (Greece) 8/8/8/1B6/4R1K1/8/3p1p2/3kr3

a) diagram: 1.Rf1 Be2+ 2.Ke1 Bf3#
b) bBd2: 1.Be3 Rc4 2.Ke2 Rd4#
ODT. A mechanism is quite well-known, but we could not find any anticipations.
EN <-> RU

9th-10th Place, 8 points - No 61, Ivan Antipin (Russia) 8/8/3p4/3k4/4N2R/1K6/4Rq2/8

1.Qf7 Rf4 2.Ke6 Sf6#
1.Kd4 Kb4 2.d5 Sxf2#
1.Ke5 Kc4 2.Qf6 Sg3#
Three battery mates but 2nd solution “falls out of the complex”.
EN <-> RU
9th-10th Place, 8 points - No 137
Aleksandr Kostyukov
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
4nR2/5P2/3Pkn2/8/8/2K5/8/8
h#22.1..(4+3)
11th-12th Place, 7 points - No 10
Ivars Ozols
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
k4B2/1p6/8/8/1q6/3K4/P7/Q7
h#1.52.1..(4+3)
11th-12th Place, 7 points - No 30
Zoltan Labai
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/8/4K3/5B2/4NRpk/4r3
h#1.52.1..(4+3)

9th-10th Place, 8 points - No 137, Aleksandr Kostyukov (Russia) 4nR2/5P2/3Pkn2/8/8/2K5/8/8

1.Kd7 fxe8S 2.Kd8 Sxf6#
1.Sg8 Kd4 2.Kf6 fxg8Q#
Mates by different White batteries, white promotions.
EN <-> RU

11th-12th Place, 7 points - No 10, Ivars Ozols (Latvia) k4B2/1p6/8/8/1q6/3K4/P7/Q7

1...Bd6 2.Qb3+ axb3#
1...Qh8 2.Qc5 Bxc5#
wQ is a main hero of this problem.
EN <-> RU

11th-12th Place, 7 points - No 30, Zoltan Labai (Slovakia) 8/8/8/8/4K3/5B2/4NRpk/4r3

1...Bxg2 2.Rh1 Bf1#
1...Rxg2+ 2.Kh1 Rf2#
Both batteries are created on the same square g2.
EN <-> RU
13th-16th Place, 6 points - No 39
Mikhail Halma
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/8/3k4/4r3/2P2K2/1B4B1
h#2b) wSb1; c) bBe3
d) Kc2<->Pf2; e)=d) Sg1
(2+4)
13th-16th Place, 6 points - No 51
Karol Mlynka
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/8/8/8/4Rp2/1k1K3R
h#22.1..   b) Pf2->g2(3+2)
13th-16th Place, 6 points - No 52
Karol Mlynka
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/8/8/3pp3/R7/R2Kb2k
h#2b) bSe1(3+4)

13th-16th Place, 6 points - No 39, Mikhail Halma (Ukraine) 8/8/8/8/3k4/4r3/2P2K2/1B4B1

a) diagram: 1.Re5 Kb3 2.Rd5 f4#
b) wSb1: 1.Re5 Sd2 2.Rd5 f4#
c) bBe3: 1.Bf4 Ba2 2.Be5 f3#
d) Kc2<->f2: 1.Re5 Kg3+ 2.Ke4 c4#
e)=d) Sg1: 1.Re5 Se2+ 2.Ke4 c4#
Five (!) ideal mates but a repetition of moves does not allow to mark this problem higher.
EN <-> RU

13th-16th Place, 6 points - No 51, Karol Mlynka (Slovakia) 8/8/8/8/8/8/4Rp2/1k1K3R

a) diagram:
1.f1S Rc2 2.Sd2 Kxd2#
1.f1B Rd2 2.Be2+ Kxe2#

b) Pf2->g2:
1.g1S Rd2 2.Se2 Kxe2#
1.g1B Ke1 2.Bf2+ Kxf2#
Mates of King battery in answer to underpromotions but the play is monotonous.
EN <-> RU

13th-16th Place, 6 points - No 52, Karol Mlynka (Slovakia) 8/8/8/8/8/3pp3/R7/R2Kb2k

a) diagram: 1.e2+ Rxe2 2.Bd2 Kxd2#
b) bSe1: 1.d2 Rxd2 2.Sc2 Kxc2#
Forsberg twins but this problem is weaker than No 136.
EN <-> RU
13th-16th Place, 6 points - No 68
Gábor Tar
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
2K2k2/4b3/4RP2/2Bq4/8/8/8/8
h#22.1..(4+3)
17th-19th Place, 5 points - No 101
Christer Jonsson
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
2k1NRq1/2p2p2/8/8/8/7K/8/8
h#22.1..(3+4)
17th-19th Place, 5 points - No 120
Victor Volchek
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/3kb3/8/8/n1P2K2/1B4B1
h#2b) bBa2;
c) bRe5; d=c) Pc2<->Kf2
(4+3)

13th-16th Place, 6 points - No 68, Gábor Tar (Hungary) 2K2k2/4b3/4RP2/2Bq4/8/8/8/8

1.Bd6 Rxd6 2.Qf7 Rd8#
1.Ke8 fxe7 2.Qd8+ exd8S#
2nd solution is more interesting than 1st.
EN <-> RU

17th-19th Place, 5 points - No 101, Christer Jonsson (Sweden) 2k1NRq1/2p2p2/8/8/8/7K/8/8

1.Qg2+ Kh4 2.Qb7 Sf6#
1.Qg4+ Kh2 2.Qd7 Sd6#
First the Queen execute a check and then blocks a square.
EN <-> RU

17th-19th Place, 5 points - No 120, Victor Volchek (Belarus) 8/8/8/3kb3/8/8/n1P2K2/1B4B1

a) diagram: 1.Sc3 Ba2+ 2.Kd4 Kf3#
b) bBa2: 1.Ke4 Bh2 2.Bd5 c3#
c) bRe5: 1.Kd4 Kg3+ 2.Ke4 c4#
d=c) Pc2<->Kf2: 1.Kd4 Kb3 2.Rd5 f4#
Four solutions but with repetition of moves and some symmetry.
EN <-> RU
17th-19th Place, 5 points - No 142
Ralf Krätschmer
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/3k4/2N5/1B3P2/3bKB2/8
h#2b) Ke2->f3(5+2)
20th-21st Place, 4 points - No 40
Mikhail Halma
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
R7/8/1B6/3r4/1k6/8/8/2K5
h#2b) wSb6; c) bQd5(3+2)
20th-21st Place, 4 points - No 160
Ingemar Lind
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/6b1/8/5K2/8/1N4q1/R4nk1
h#22.1..(3+4)

17th-19th Place, 5 points - No 142, Ralf Krätschmer (Germany) 8/8/8/3k4/2N5/1B3P2/3bKB2/8

a) diagram: 1.Bc3 Se3+ 2.Kd4 Sg4#
b) Ke2->f3: 1.Bb4 Kf4 2.Bd6+ Se5#
The same Knight is a front piece of different batteries. Bad twinning.
EN <-> RU

20th-21st Place, 4 points - No 40, Mikhail Halma (Ukraine) R7/8/1B6/3r4/1k6/8/8/2K5

a) diagram: 1.Rb5 Ba7 2.Ka5 Bc5#
b) wSb6: 1.Kb3 Sa4 2.Ka2 Sc5#
c) bQd5: 1.Qb3 Ba7 2.Ka3 Bc5#
White-and-black Forsberg twins but repetition of moves decreases an evaluation greatly.
EN <-> RU

20th-21st Place, 4 points - No 160, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 8/8/6b1/8/5K2/8/1N4q1/R4nk1

1.Kf2 Ra2 2.Qg1 Sd3#
1.Kh1 Sd1 2.Sh2 Sf2#
A matrix is well-known. Play of Knight battery on different ranks.
EN <-> RU
22nd-23rd Place, 3 points - No 31
Zoltan Labai
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
2k3K1/2B5/2R5/8/8/8/4B3/8
h#22.1..(4+1)
22nd-23rd Place, 3 points - No 167
Nallusamy Velmurugan
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
7B/5pR1/5K2/8/3k4/8/B1b5/8
h#2b) Kf6->b2(4+3)
24th-27th Place, 2 points - No 3
Anton Bidlen
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/3K4/8/8/3k1b2/4r3/1R6/B7
h#22.1..(3+3)

22nd-23rd Place, 3 points - No 31, Zoltan Labai (Slovakia) 2k3K1/2B5/2R5/8/8/8/4B3/8

1.Kd7 Bb5 2.Ke8 Re6#
1.Kb7 Bf3 2.Ka8 Ra6#
Symmetrical play.
EN <-> RU

22nd-23rd Place, 3 points - No 167, Nallusamy Velmurugan (India) 7B/5pR1/5K2/8/3k4/8/B1b5/8

a) diagram: 1.Be4 Ke7 2.Ke5 Rxf7#
b) Kf6->b2: 1.f5 Ka3 2.Kc3 Rd7#
wK must vacate a square for bK.
EN <-> RU

24th-27th Place, 2 points - No 3, Anton Bidlen (Slovakia) 8/3K4/8/8/3k1b2/4r3/1R6/B7

1.Rd3 Kc6 2.Be3 Rb4#
1.Ke5 Ke7 2.Re4 Rb5#
Blocking-squares around bK.
EN <-> RU
24th-27th Place, 2 points - No 17
Dieter Müller
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/4Q1K1/1r2B3/4N3/8/4k3/4b3/8
h#2b) Kg7->d7(4+3)
24th-27th Place, 2 points - No 109
Vladimir Klipachev
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/b7/1k6/8/2P5/8/B1P5/RK6
h#22.1..(5+2)
24th-27th Place, 2 points - No 119
Victor Volchek
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/1p6/8/qk2K3/8/2n5/2RB4/8
h#2b) Ke5->b7
c=b) Bd2->d1
(3+4)

24th-27th Place, 2 points - No 17, Dieter Müller (Germany) 8/4Q1K1/1r2B3/4N3/8/4k3/4b3/8

a) diagram: 1.Kf4 Qc5 2.Kg5 Sg6#
b) Kg7->d7: 1.Kd4 Qg5 2.Kc5 Sc6#
Reciprocal change moves of wQ and bK on c5 and g5. Full symmetry in the play.
EN <-> RU

24th-27th Place, 2 points - No 109, Vladimir Klipachev (Russia) 8/b7/1k6/8/2P5/8/B1P5/RK6

1.Ka5 c3 2.Bb6 Bb3#
1.Bb8 c5+ 2.Ka7 Bd5#
Standard play of Bishop battery.
EN <-> RU

24th-27th Place, 2 points - No 119, Victor Volchek (Belarus) 8/1p6/8/qk2K3/8/2n5/2RB4/8

a) diagram: 1.Kc5 Bxc3 2.b5 Bxa5#
b) Ke5->b7: 1.Qa4 Rxc3 2.Ka5 Rc5#
c=b) Bd2->d1: 1.Ka4 Kc6 2.Qb4 Ra2#
Battery mates with using of blocking-squares in well-known matrix. Bad twinning of b).
EN <-> RU
28th-30th Place, 1 point - No 2
Anton Bidlen
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/3K4/8/4krb1/8/8/1R6/B7
h#1.52.1..(3+3)
28th-30th Place, 1 point - No 131
Nikolay Akimov
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
3R4/8/8/8/B7/1N6/2k2K2/8
h#2*(4+1)
28th-30th Place, 1 point - No 141
Ralf Krätschmer
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/1BK5/8/3r4/3Pk3/3p4/5Q2/8
h#1.54.1..(4+3)

28th-30th Place, 1 point - No 2, Anton Bidlen (Slovakia) 8/3K4/8/4krb1/8/8/1R6/B7

1...Kc6 2.Bf4 Re2#
1...Ke8 2.Kf6 Rb6#
It is too easy.
EN <-> RU

28th-30th Place, 1 point - No 131, Nikolay Akimov (Kazakhstan) 3R4/8/8/8/B7/1N6/2k2K2/8

*1...Bd7 2.Kd1 Bf5#
1.Kc3 Sd4 2.Kd2 Se2#
After excluding of non-thematic set play that was not point out by author (1...Rc8+ 2.Kd1 Rc1#, 1...Sd4+ 2.Kd2 Se2#) the concept became elementary.
EN <-> RU

28th-30th Place, 1 point - No 141, Ralf Krätschmer (Germany) 8/1BK5/8/3r4/3Pk3/3p4/5Q2/8

1...Kc6 2.Rb5 Kxb5#
1...Kc6 2.Rc5+ Kxc5#
1...Kc6 2.Rd7 Kxd7#
1...Kc6 2.Rd6+ Kxd6#
Apparently it is h#1 (after 1...Kc6)
EN <-> RU
h#2.5-3
35 entries were received from 21 authors representing 11 countries | На конкурс поступило 35 композиций от 21 авторов из 11 стран
EN <-> RU

19 of 35 sent entries (more than a half) are excluded in view of anticipations:
- No 21 (Kg2-Kc2) – yacpdb/338947;
- No 32 (Kc4-Kh5) – pdb/P0507475, pdb/P0582911;
- No 41 (Ke1-Ke5) – pdb/P1097227;
- No 42 (Kf3-Kd4) – pdb/P0545769;
- No 54 (Ka7-Kg8) – twin b) yacpdb/428191;
- No 62 (Kb3-Kd6) – pdb/P0556201;
- No 70 (Kh5-Ke6) – pdb/P0584186;
- No 102 (Kd6-Kh2) – pdb/P1241130;
- No 111 (Kb7-Kc5) – pdb/P1077595;
- No 121 (Kh2-Kd4) – yacpdb/427927, yacpdb/338947;
- No 132 (Kd1-Ke4) – yacpdb/420293;
- No 143 (Kd5-Ka3) – pdb/P0545746;
- No 150 (Kb2-Ke5) – yacpdb/427927;
- No 151 (Kd5-Kd7) – pdb/P0545746;
- No 161 (Kh1-Kc6) – pdb/P0556064, pdb/P0555793;
- No 162 (Kg3-Ka8) – pdb/P0556095;
- No 170 (Ke2-Kb5) – pdb/P1276278;
- No 176 (Kf4-Kd6) – pdb/P0555033, pdb/P1097227;
- No 177 (Kd4-Kg6) – yacpdb/102727, yacpdb/321770, yacpdb/321975.

1st Place, 14 points - No 103
Christer Jonsson
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
qB6/b7/B7/8/8/8/6P1/K5k1
h#2.5b) Qa8->h1
c=b) Ka1->d3
(4+3)
2nd-3rd Place, 13 points - No 89
Rainer Kuhn
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/6K1/4B3/6P1/5k1n/2R5
h#2.53.1..(4+2)
2nd-3rd Place, 13 points - No 97
Dmitry Turevski
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
B1K5/8/R7/4k3/8/8/8/6B1
h#2.53.1..(4+1)

1st Place, 14 points - No 103, Christer Jonsson (Sweden) qB6/b7/B7/8/8/8/6P1/K5k1

a) diagram: 1...Bb7 2.Kh1 Bxa8 3.Bg1 g4#
b) Qa8->h1: 1...g3 2.Kh2+ Bf1 3.Bg1 g4#
c=b) Ka1->d3: 1...Bxa7+ 2.Kf1 Bf2 3.Qxg2 Ke3#
It is the most interesting composition with play of different batteries.
EN <-> RU

2nd-3rd Place, 13 points - No 89, Rainer Kuhn (Germany) 8/8/8/6K1/4B3/6P1/5k1n/2R5

1...Bc2 2.Kg2 Bd1 3.Kh1 Bf3#
1...Rc3 2.Kg1 Rf3 3.Kh1 Rf1#
1...Bd3 2.Kxg3 Rc3 3.Kh3 Bf1#
Also three solutions but creation of batteries is more ordinary.
EN <-> RU

2nd-3rd Place, 13 points - No 97, Dmitry Turevski (Russia) B1K5/8/R7/4k3/8/8/8/6B1

1...Rc6 2.Ke4 Kd7 3.Kd5 Rc5#
1...Ra7 2.Kd6 Rb7 3.Kc6 Rb6#
1...Bb6 2.Ke6 Kd8 3.Kd6 Bd4#
Three thematic solutions are created by simple material.
EN <-> RU
4th Place, 12 points - No 138
Aleksandr Kostyukov
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
5R2/2r5/4P2n/4k3/8/2n1K3/8/8
h#32.1..(3+4)
5th Place, 11 points - No 12
Rolf Wiehagen
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
1k5r/6K1/8/8/8/3B1b2/8/7R
h#2.5b) Kb8->g2(3+3)
6th Place, 10 points - No 18
Dieter Müller
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
1K6/B7/8/r7/4p2r/8/3k4/5R2
h#32.1..(3+4)

4th Place, 12 points - No 138, Aleksandr Kostyukov (Russia) 5R2/2r5/4P2n/4k3/8/2n1K3/8/8

1.Kd6 e7 2.Kd7 e8B+ 3.Kc8 Bc6#
1.Rf7 exf7 2.Kf5 Kd4 3.Sg8 fxg8Q#
White promotions. 2nd solution is more original.
EN <-> RU

5th Place, 11 points - No 12, Rolf Wiehagen (Germany) 1k5r/6K1/8/8/8/3B1b2/8/7R

a) diagram: 1...Ba6 2.Ka8 Ra1 3.Rb8 Bc8#
b) Kb8→g2: 1...Re1 2.Rh2 Bf1+ 3.Kh1 Bh3#
Interesting complex with only 6 pieces: Ivanovo theme, Indian theme. Andersen mate.
EN <-> RU

6th Place, 10 points - No 18, Dieter Müller (Germany) 1K6/B7/8/r7/4p2r/8/3k4/5R2

1.Rh2 (e3?) Rh1 2.Re2 Bg1 3.Ke1 Be3#
1.Ra2
(Rc5?) Bf2 2.Rc2 Be1+ 3.Kc1 Bc3#
Choice of first Black move.
EN <-> RU
7th-8th Place, 8 points - No 112
Vladimir Klipachev
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
5R2/3N4/8/3k2p1/p7/2K5/8/8
h#3b) Sd7->a7; c) Rf8->a4(3+3)
7th-8th Place, 8 points - No 98
Dmitry Turevski
TT-190, SuperProblem, 20-07-2017
8/8/3K4/8/8/8/3k3B/3r2R1
h#33.1..(3+2)
9th-10th Place, 7 points - No 53
Karol Mlynka
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/2K5/8/8/b7/2k5/2p2p2/2R2B2
h#3b) Kc3->e4(3+4)

7th-8th Place, 8 points - No 112, Vladimir Klipachev (Russia) 5R2/3N4/8/3k2p1/p7/2K5/8/8

a) diagram: 1.Ke4 Sf6+ 2.Kf4 Kd4 3.g4 Se4#
b) Sd7->a7: 1.Kc5 Ra8 2.Kb6 Kc4 3.Ka5 Sc8#
c) Rf8->a4: 1.Kc6 Kb4 2.Kb7 Ka5 3.Ka8 Kb6#
Three solutions but creation of batteries is simple.
EN <-> RU

7th-8th Place, 8 points - No 98, Dmitry Turevski (Russia) 8/8/3K4/8/8/8/3k3B/3r2R1

1.Rc1 Bg3 2.Rc2 Be1+ 3.Kc1 Bc3#
1.Re1 Rh1 2.Re2 Bg1 3.Ke1 Be3#
1.Kd3 Bf4 2.Kd4 Rg4 3.Rd3 Bd2#
The author added 3rd solution in well-known matrix.
EN <-> RU

9th-10th Place, 7 points - No 53, Karol Mlynka (Slovakia) 8/2K5/8/8/b7/2k5/2p2p2/2R2B2

a) diagram: 1.Kb4 Rxc2 2.Ka5 Rc4 3.Ka6 Rxa4#
b) Kc3->e4: 1.Kf3 Be2+ 2.Kg2 Bd1 3.Kf1 Bf3#
Reciprocal change of White pieces functions.
EN <-> RU
9th-10th Place, 7 points - No 171
Phani Bhushan
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/6R1/2k3B1/r7/3p4/6K1/3n4/8
h#3b) Kc6->d5(3+4)
11th Place, 6 points - No 71
Gábor Tar
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/1pb5/3P4/8/K2kp3/1R6
h#32.1..(3+4)
12th-14th Place, 4 points - No 4
Anton Bidlen
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
B4Kn1/1R6/8/8/3bk3/8/4r3/8
h#2.52.1..(3+4)

9th-10th Place, 7 points - No 171, Phani Bhushan (India) 8/6R1/2k3B1/r7/3p4/6K1/3n4/8

a) diagram: 1.Ra7 Rg8 2.Kb7 Be8 3.Ka8 Bc6#
b) Kc6->d5: 1.Ke5 Bh7 2.Rd5 Rg6 3.Ke4 Re6#
And here we see a reciprocal change of White pieces functions.
EN <-> RU

11th Place, 6 points - No 71, Gábor Tar (Hungary) 8/8/8/1pb5/3P4/8/K2kp3/1R6

1.Kc3 Ra1 2.Kb4 dxc5 3.Ka5 Kb3#
1.Bxd4 Ra1 2.Bf2 Kb1 3.Ke1 Kc2#
Two mates by King batteries vertically and horizontally. Repetition of 1...Ra1.
EN <-> RU

12th-14th Place, 4 points - No 4, Anton Bidlen (Slovakia) B4Kn1/1R6/8/8/3bk3/8/4r3/8

1...Ke8 2.Kd5+ Kd7 3.Re5 Rc7#
1...Kf7 2.Rf2+ Ke6 3.Rf4 Rb3#
bR and bB execute a blocking-squares for bK (actively and passively)
EN <-> RU
12th-14th Place, 4 points - No 5
Anton Bidlen
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/4K3/8/3r1b2/r3k3/1R6/B7
h#32.1..(3+4)
12th-14th Place, 4 points - No 122
Victor Volchek
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
1n2k2r/7p/8/8/4K3/b1B5/8/8
h#3b) Bc3->c4(2+5)
15th-16th Place, 1 point - No 90
Rainer Kuhn
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
R7/6p1/8/3k4/8/7B/1p6/7K
h#3b) Bh3->f1(3+3)

12th-14th Place, 4 points - No 5, Anton Bidlen (Slovakia) 8/8/4K3/8/3r1b2/r3k3/1R6/B7

1.Ke4 Kf7 2.Ke5 Ke7 3.Re4 Rb5#
1.Bg5 Rb4 2.Kf4 Bxd4 3.Rf3 Bf2#
The concept is similar for No 4.
EN <-> RU

12th-14th Place, 4 points - No 122, Victor Volchek (Belarus) 1n2k2r/7p/8/8/4K3/b1B5/8/8

a) diagram: 1.0-0 Ke5 2.Rf6 Kxf6 3.Kh8 Kf7#
b) Bc3->c4: 1.Kf8 Kd5 2.Kg8 Ke6 3.Bf8 Kf6#
The castling “animates” a content.
EN <-> RU

15th-16th Place, 1 point - No 90, Rainer Kuhn (Germany) R7/6p1/8/3k4/8/7B/1p6/7K

a) diagram: 1.Kc4 Bd7 2.Kb3 Ba4+ 3.Ka2 Bc2#
b) Bh3->f1: 1.Ke6 Bb5 2.Kf7 Be8+ 3.Kg8 Bg6#
Two symmetrical solutions.
EN <-> RU
15th-16th Place, 1 point - No 133
Nikolay Akimov
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
6BB/7K/8/4P3/1P1k4/3N4/8/8
h#3(6+1)

15th-16th Place, 1 point - No 133, Nikolay Akimov (Kazakhstan) 6BB/7K/8/4P3/1P1k4/3N4/8/8

1.Kc3 Sc1 2.Kb2 Ba2 3.Ka1 e6#
Simple solution with model mate.
EN <-> RU
h#3.5-6
28 entries were received from 18 authors representing 10 countries | На конкурс поступило 28 композиций от 18 авторов из 10 стран
EN <-> RU

The following problems are excluded in view of different reasons:
- No 6 (Kc1-Ke1) – non-thematic;
- No 14 (Kd2-Kd4) – yacpdb/350913, pdb/P0501441;
- No 55 (Kg7-Ke5) – twin а) yacpdb/352902, shortened on 1 move pdb/P0516577;
- No 56 (Kh2-Ka8) – pdb/P1078149;
- No 63 (Ke1-Kd8) – pdb/P0507476, pdb/P0555870, pdb/P0557227;
- No 92 (Kd1-Kg7) – yacpdb/390387, yacpdb/327667, yacpdb/385198;
- No 105 (Kc2-Kf1) – yacpdb/392334;
- No 113 (Kf2-Kd4) – pdb/P1312596;
- No 114 (Kh3-Ke5) – pdb/P0548485, pdb/P1001794, pdb/P1087242;
- No 123 (Ke3-Ke8) – pdb/P0501397, pdb/P0516629, yacpdb/90363;
- No 134 (Kb6-Kh1) – pdb/P0516126;
- No 152 (Kd7-Ka6) – pdb/P1330981;
- No 163 (Kh8-Kg6) – pdb/P1005474;
- No 172 (Kd5-Kb4) – pdb/P1312596;
- No 178 (Kc1-Kb4) – pdb/P1307869.

As we see, only 13 from 28 sent problems remains in the award.

1st-3rd Place, 15 points - No 73
Gábor Tar
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/1n6/3bB3/4k3/4p3/2K5/8
h#5b) Kc2->g6; c) Bd5<->Be5(2+4)
1st-3rd Place, 15 points - No 124
Victor Volchek
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/3r4/4k3/8/1P4K1/4bP2/6B1
h#42.1..(4+3)
1st-3rd Place, 15 points - No 139
Aleksandr Kostyukov
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
7K/3Ppp2/8/5pP1/3k4/8/8/8
h#3.5(3+4)

1st-3rd Place, 15 points - No 73, Gábor Tar (Hungary) 8/8/1n6/3bB3/4k3/4p3/2K5/8

a) diagram: 1.Ba2 Kb2 2.Kd3 Ka3 3.Kc2 Kb4 4.Kb1 Kc3 5.Ka1 Kc2#
b) Kc2->g6: 1.Bg8 Kg7 2.Kf5 Kf8 3.Kg6 Ke7 4.Kh7 Kf6 5.Kh8 Kg6#
c) Bd5<->Be5: 1.Kf4 Kd3 2.Kg3 Kxe3 3.Kh2 Kf3 4.Kh1 Be4 5.Bh2 Kf2#
Battery mates in three different corners.
EN <-> RU

1st-3rd Place, 15 points - No 124, Victor Volchek (Belarus) 8/8/3r4/4k3/8/1P4K1/4bP2/6B1

1.Bd3 Kf3 2.Be4+ Ke2 3.Kd4 Kd2 4.Rd5 f4#
1.Kd4 Kf4 2.Rc6 Kf5 3.Rc3 Ke6 4.Bd3 f3#
Two thematic Pawn mates. Double different square-blocking around bK.
EN <-> RU

1st-3rd Place, 15 points - No 139, Aleksandr Kostyukov (Russia) 7K/3Ppp2/8/5pP1/3k4/8/8/8

1...d8B 2.f6 gxf6 3.Ke5 fxe7 4.Kf6 e8Q#
Witty battery mate by two promoted pieces.
EN <-> RU
4th-5th Place, 14 points - No 44
Mikhail Halma
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
B5k1/3p4/8/8/8/3P4/1K1PP3/8
h#5(5+2)
4th-5th Place, 14 points - No 99
Dmitry Turevski
TT-190, SuperProblem, 20-07-2017
BB6/2K2n2/8/8/8/8/3q3k/8
h#4.52.1..(3+3)
6th-8th Place, 13 points - No 22
Dieter Müller
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/b7/8/1kn4K/8/4p3/3P4/7B
h#4b) 90 grad(3+4)

4th-5th Place, 14 points - No 44, Mikhail Halma (Ukraine) B5k1/3p4/8/8/8/3P4/1K1PP3/8

1.Kf7 Bg2 2.Ke6 Bf1 3.Kd5 d4 4.Kc4 Ka3 5.d5 e3#
Unexpected mate by the most “modest” Pawn.
EN <-> RU

4th-5th Place, 14 points - No 99, Dmitry Turevski (Russia) BB6/2K2n2/8/8/8/8/3q3k/8

1...Bd5 2.Sg5! (2.Se5?) Kd6 3.Qa2! (3.Q~?) Ke5 4.Sf3+! (4.Sh3?) Kf4 5.Sg1 Kg4#
1...Kc6+ 2.Qf4!
(2.Kh1?) Kd5 3.Qd6+! (3.Qc7?) Ke4 4.Kh1 Kf3 5.Qf8! (5.Q~?) Kf2#
The main idea in Black play is in a choice of moves (it seems that Black can play anywhere but it is need to find the only moves of Quenn and Knight). Echo-chameleon staircases of White King.
EN <-> RU

6th-8th Place, 13 points - No 22, Dieter Müller (Germany) 8/b7/8/1kn4K/8/4p3/3P4/7B

a) diagram: 1.Kb6 d4 2.Kc7 dxc5 3.Kb8 c6 4.Ka8 c7#
b) 90 grad: 1.Ke3 g5 2.Kf4 g6 3.Kg5 g7 4.Kf6 g8Q#
wP is a main hero of both solutions.
EN <-> RU
6th-8th Place, 13 points - No 104
Christer Jonsson
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/K7/b7/6b1/2N5/6P1/3B4/5k2
h#4(4+3)
6th-8th Place, 13 points - No 164
Ingemar Lind
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
5Bk1/8/7p/8/8/8/2K1P3/8
h#6(3+2)
9th Place, 10 points - No 13
Rolf Wiehagen
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/6Br/8/5Pqk/4K2b/8
h#4(3+4)

6th-8th Place, 13 points - No 104, Christer Jonsson (Sweden) 8/K7/b7/6b1/2N5/6P1/3B4/5k2

1.Bh6 Bg5 2.Ke1 Bh4 3.Bd2 Se3 4.Be2 g4#
bB skipped a wB for battery creation.
EN <-> RU

6th-8th Place, 13 points - No 164, Ingemar Lind (Sweden) 5Bk1/8/7p/8/8/8/2K1P3/8

1.h5 e4 2.h4 e5 3.h3 e6 4.h2 e7 5.h1R e8Q 6.Rh7 Bh6#
Slow and fast Black excelsiors. It is pity that bP cannot stand on h7.
EN <-> RU

9th Place, 10 points - No 13, Rolf Wiehagen (Germany) 8/8/8/6Br/8/5Pqk/4K2b/8

1.Qh4 (Qf2+? Qf4+? Q~?) Bxh4 2.Bf4 Be1 3.Bg5 Kf2 4.Kh4 Kg2#
Indian theme, Kniest.
EN <-> RU
10th Place, 8 points - No 72
Gábor Tar
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/3k4/8/p7/p3b2p/2K2R2
h#4b) Kd5->e4(2+5)
11th-12th Place, 4 points - No 24
Dieter Müller
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
5B2/2k5/1q6/8/8/1P6/2K5/7N
h#42.1..(4+2)
11th-12th Place, 4 points - No 43
Mikhail Halma
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
8/8/8/p3p3/8/2K5/b7/B3k3
h#4b) Ke1->e5(2+4)

10th Place, 8 points - No 72, Gábor Tar (Hungary) 8/8/8/3k4/8/p7/p3b2p/2K2R2

a) diagram: 1.Kc4 (Kd4?) Kd2 2.Kb3 Kxe2 3.Kb2 Kd1 4.Ka1 Kc2#
b) Kd5->e4: 1.Bd1 Rxd1 (Kd2?) 2.Kf3 Kd2 3.Kg2 Ke1 4.Kh1 Kf2#
Passive and active sacrifice of Bishop
EN <-> RU

11th-12th Place, 4 points - No 24, Dieter Müller (Germany) 5B2/2k5/1q6/8/8/1P6/2K5/7N

1.Qb5 Sg3 2.Kb6 Sf5 3.Ka5 Se7 4.Kb4 Sc6#
Simple solution with ideal mate
EN <-> RU

11th-12th Place, 4 points - No 43, Mikhail Halma (Ukraine) 8/8/8/p3p3/8/2K5/b7/B3k3

a) diagram: 1.Kd1 Kd3 2.Kc1 Bxe5 3.Kb1 Kc3 4.Ka1 Kc2#
b) Ke1->e5: 1.Kf6 Kd4 2.Kg7 Ke5 3.Kh8 Kf6 4.Bg8 Kg6#
Two solutions but without subtlety.
EN <-> RU
13th Place, 1 point - No 91
Rainer Kuhn
TT-190, SuperProblem, 19-06-2017
R7/6p1/8/3k4/4n3/5K2/1p4B1/8
h#3.52.1..(3+4)

13th Place, 1 point - No 91, Rainer Kuhn (Germany) R7/6p1/8/3k4/4n3/5K2/1p4B1/8

1...Bh3 2.Kc4 Bd7 3.Kb3 Ba4+ 4.Ka2 Bc2#
1...Bf1 2.Ke6 Bb5 3.Kf7 Be8+ 4.Kg8 Bg6#
Two symmetrical and simple solutions.
EN <-> RU


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Participants | Участники

Abramenko S. – No 144 (#2), No 145 (#2), No 146 (#3), No 147 (#4), No 148 (#6), No 149 (h#1.5), No 150 (h#2.5), No 151 (h#3)
Akimov N.
– No 126 (#2), No 127 (#2), No 128 (#4), No 129 (#5), No 130 (h#2), No 131 (h#2), No 132 (h#3), No 133 (h#3), No 134 (h#4)
Antipin I.
– No 59 (#2), No 60 (#4), No 61 (h#2), No 62 (h#3), No 63 (h#4), No 74 (#4), No 75 (#2)
Bhushan P.
– No 169 (h#2), No 171 (h#3)
Bidlen A.
– No 1 (#3), No 2 (h#1.5), No 3 (h#2), No 4 (h#2.5), No 5 (h#3), No 6 (h#5)
Giakatis T.
– No 173 (#2), No 174 (h#2), No 175 (h#2), No 176 (h#2.5), No 177 (h#2.5), No 178 (h#4)
Gorbatenko Y.
– No 9 (#2)
Gurgui D.
– No 8 (h#2)
Halma M.
– No 33 (#2), No 34 (#2), No 35 (#3), No 36 (#3), No 37 (#4), No 38 (#4), No 39 (h#2), No 40 (h#2), No 41 (h#2.5), No 42 (h#3), No 43 (h#4), No 44 (h#5)
Jonsson C.
– No 100 (h#2), No 101 (h#2), No 102 (h#2.5), No 103 (h#2.5), No 104 (h#4), No 105 (h#5)
Klipachev V.
– No 106 (#2), No 107 (#2), No 108 (#4), No 109 (h#2), No 110 (h#2), No 111 (h#2.5), No 112 (h#3), No 113 (h#5), No 114 (h#5)
Kostyukov A.
– No 135 (#2), No 136 (h#2), No 137 (h#2), No 138 (h#3), No 139 (h#3.5)
Krätschmer R.
– No 7 (#2), No 125 (#2), No 140 (#4), No 141 (h#1.5), No 142 (h#2), No 143 (h#3), No 152 (h#3.5)
Kuhn R.
– No 84 (#2), No 85 (#2), No 86 (#3), No 87 (#4), No 88 (h#2), No 89 (h#2.5), No 90 (h#3), No 91 (h#3.5), No 92 (h#5)
Labai Z.
– No 27 (#2), No 28 (#2), No 29 (#3), No 30 (h#1.5), No 31 (h#2), No 32 (h#2.5)
Lincoln R.
– No 57 (#2), No 58 (#2)
Lind I.
– No 153 (#2), No 154 (#2), No 155 (#3), No 156 (#3), No 157 (#5), No 158 (#6), No 159 (h#2), No 160 (h#2), No 161 (h#3), No 162 (h#3), No 163 (h#5), No 164 (h#6)
Manikumar S.
– No 165 (#2), No 168 (h#2), No 170 (h#2.5), No 172 (h#4.5)
Mlynka K.
– No 45 (#2), No 46 (#2), No 47 (#3), No 48 (#3), No 49 (#4), No 50 (#6), No 51 (h#2), No 52 (h#2), No 53 (h#3), No 54 (h#3), No 55 (h#4), No 56 (h#6)
Müller D.
– No 15 (#4), No 16 (h#2), No 17 (h#2), No 18 (h#3), No 19 (#3), No 20 (#4), No 21 (h#3), No 22 (h#4), No 23 (#2), No 24 (h#4), No 25 (#2), No 26 (#3)
Ozols I.
– No 10 (h#1.5), No 11 (h#2)
Tar G.
– No 64 (#2), No 65 (#2), No 66 (#3), No 67 (#4), No 68 (h#2), No 69 (h#2), No 70 (h#2.5), No 71 (h#3), No 72 (h#4), No 73 (h#5)
Turevski D.
– No 93 (#2), No 94 (#2), No 95 (h#2), No 96 (h#2), No 97 (h#2.5), No 98 (h#3), No 99 (h#4.5)
Velmurugan N.
– No 166 (h#2), No 167 (h#2)
Volchek V.
– No 115 (#2), No 116 (#3), No 117 (#4), No 118 (#5), No 119 (h#2), No 120 (h#2), No 121 (h#3), No 122 (h#3), No 123 (h#4), No 124 (h#4)
Wiehagen R.
– No 12 (h#2.5), No 13 (h#4), No 14 (h#4.5)
Zalokotsky R.
– No 76 (#2), No 77 (#2), No 78 (#3), No 79 (#3), No 80 (#4), No 81 (#5), No 82 (h#2), No 83 (h#2)

The Winners | Победители

Dmitry Turevski (h#1.5-2,
overall ranking | общий зачет)

Robert Lincoln (#2)

Sergey Abramenko (#3, #4-6)

Ivan Antipin (#4-6)

Victor Volchek (#4-6, h#3.5-6)

Dan-Constantin Gurgui (h#1.5-2)

Christer Jonsson (h#2.5-3)

Gábor Tar (h#3.5-6)

Aleksandr Kostyukov (h#3.5-6)

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Valery Kirillov

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